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Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Romanian, Arabic, Bulgarian

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44%

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23%

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Romanian, Arabic, Bulgarian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction to Linguistics

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 76 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
Human Language and Animal Communication Systems6m
Human Language Versus Other 'Languages'9m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: Language Diversity9m
Language Diversity and Ethnologue8m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: What do Linguists do?13m
Interview with Dr. Victoria Nyst10m
Introduction language informants + introducing Han Hu, Speaker of Mandarin Chinese4m
Introducing Roberta D'Alessandro, speaker of Abruzzese48s
Introducing Khalid Mourigh, speaker of Tarifit Berber51s
Introducing Varun DeCastro-Arrazola, speaker of Basque1m
Introducing Beste Sevindik, speaker of Turkish1m
Introducing Enoch Aboh, speaker of Gungbe1m
Conclusion; language and dialect2m
6 readings
Meet the instructor & his team5m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
Registration Ethnologue10m
Required and optional readings30m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge 130m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The study of sound: Phonology and Phonetics

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
13 videos
Production of speech sounds7m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: consonants of world languages8m
Sounds in systems7m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: sounds and language change11m
Interview with Prof. dr. Claartje Levelt7m
Introduction + Tarifit Berber4m
Gungbe1m
Turkish1m
Abruzzese1m
Mandarin Chinese1m
Basque1m
Conclusion; sounds and gestures1m
1 reading
Required and optional readings30m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge 230m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

The study of words and sentences: Morphology and Syntax

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 86 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
14 videos
Morphology9m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: world of words11m
Syntax and word order (a)8m
Syntax and word order (b)5m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: world of word order8m
Interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky28m
Introduction + Basque3m
Tarifit Berber2m
Gungbe1m
Turkish58s
Abruzzese1m
Mandarin Chinese55s
Conclusion; structure beyond sentences1m
1 reading
Required and optional readings1h
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge 330m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The study of meaning: Pragmatics and Semantics

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Semantics7m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: color and snow10m
Pragmatics11m
Discussion with Marten and Inge: changing the world with sentences9m
Interview with Barend Beekhuizen MA11m
Introduction + Abruzzese1m
Tarifit Berber1m
Turkish1m
Basque52s
Mandarin Chinese2m
Gungbe1m
Conclusion; untranslatable words?1m
2 readings
Required and optional readings1h
Quiz readings10m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge 430m

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